Tourism minister of India Ambika Soni said that the global economic recession has affected the overall Indian tourism industry. Accepting that the economic melt down affected the rate of growth of tourism in the country, the minister also said that the industry is strong enough to overcome worst situations. The minister said while the contribution of traditional U.S. tourists and Britain was affected, efforts were in line promote Indian tourist spots in Asian and African countries. We have vibrant tourism services - from health tourism to rural tourism, pilgrimage tourism to adventure tourism. India Tourism has got several plans in place to overcome the slowdown of the market and maintain our growth.

Considering India as tourist destination for 365 days, minister has also added that the period from January to October this year recorded a number of 4.32 million foreign tourist arrivals which is an increase of 9.4 for cent when compared to same period last year.

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